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1. ruminant

noun. ['ˈruːmənənt'] any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments.

Synonyms

  • abomasum
  • cervid
  • prongbuck
  • reticulum
  • artiodactyl
  • fourth stomach
  • pronghorn antelope
  • omasum
  • Giraffa camelopardalis
  • third stomach
  • rumen
  • mouse deer
  • artiodactyl mammal
  • Antilocapra americana
  • bovid
  • pollard
  • chevrotain
  • Ruminantia
  • psalterium
  • second stomach
  • American antelope
  • pronghorn
  • camelopard
  • suborder Ruminantia
  • first stomach
  • deer
  • giraffe

Etymology

  • rumino (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Ruminant

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

Example sentences of the word ruminant


1. Noun, singular or mass
This becomes the cud, to which the ruminant adds a lot of saliva.

2. Adjective
Tannin is somewhat toxic to many ruminant animals such as goats or sheep.

Quotes containing the word ruminant


1. Ruminating Poetry A poem should be eaten in one sittingbut regurgitated often like a ruminant's food.
- Beryl Dov

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